Fox filed these applications in Class 041 for "[e]ntertainment services in the nature of a television series featuring comedy" and a variety of related services, and in Class 009 for "[p]re-recorded DVDs featuring comedy" and a variety of related goods. Fox owns a registration for HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER in Class 041 for identical entertainment services in the nature of a television series featuring comedy. Both applications were filed on an intent-to-use basis.
According to Deadline.com, a pilot for this show (then called How I Met Your Dad) was presented to CBS in the first half of 2014, but the network passed on picking it up. Interestingly, Deadline also reported at that time that CBS and Twentieth Century Fox were in talks regarding the show. Given these recent trademark filings, it appears the show might have new life with Fox.